Vice President, ITIDA
Dr. Hossam Osman works in Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) as Vice President supervising the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC), the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), and the IT Academic Collaboration Program (ITAC) aiming at maturing and promoting the software and IT service industry through adopting industry’s best practices, transferring state-of-the-art technologies, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in ICT. Dr. Osman has 28+ years experience as developer, manager, instructor, researcher, and consultant in IT and software engineering. His experience is divided between academia and industry, private and governmental organizations, small and national-level projects, and domestic and overseas companies.
Dr. Osman's academic experience includes working in Queen's University in Canada, Royal Military College of Canada, Ain Shams University in Egypt, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport in Egypt. His industrial experience includes working in Lucent Technology in USA, Egypt's IT Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), and local Egyptian companies as Nile Online, Data Management Systems, and ASSET.
Dr. Osman received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1985 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Queen's University, Canada in 1996. His Ph.D. thesis was awarded the Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Thesis Award by Queen's University in 1996 and he was selected as Ontario's best post-graduate student in Computing by the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) in 1996. Dr. Osman published as Principal Author in reputable journals as Neural Computation, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
Dr. Osman received training in software and IT best practices, innovation, and embedded systems by prestigious first-class institutes as the SEI of Carnegie Mellon, the Harvard Business School, SQS of Germany, MDS of South Korea, and QAI of India. He is certified as ITIL Expert and ISTQB CTFL, and in Intermediate Concepts of CMMI and COBIT 5.0 Foundation.